This 1967 photograph shows the neo-classical Palladian Empress Place Building, close to the Singapore River. Adjacent buildings are probably Victoria Theatre and Victoria Concert Hall and the old Parliament House (now the Arts House). The building was used by various government offices, like the Immigration Department, the Registry of Births and Deaths, and the Singapore Citizenship Registry. From 1989, it was the Empress Place Museum, before becoming the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) in 2003. It was gazetted as a national monument on 14 February 1992. Title devised by Library staff.
From the Lee Kip Lin Collection. All Rights Reserved. Lee Kip Lin and National Library Board Singapore 2009.